Karen Bliss

Karen Bliss is the Canadian correspondent for Billboard, in addition to writing for Rolling Stone, MSN, AOL and many others publications and sites in Canada. She is also founder/editor-in-chief of www.samaritanmag.com, a music-heavy original news magazine, and runs Canadian music column musiclowdown.com.

Death From Above 1979

Rock Duo Death From Above 1979: Being in a Band Together ‘Is No Longer Repulsive’

For most bands, an eight-year break would be career-ending. But for Death From Above 1979, it was a long, much-needed breath of fresh air. The Toronto rock duo, consisting of Sebastien Grainger and Jesse F. Keeler, blew minds and eardrums in 2004 with their brand of fierce dance-punk, pulling rave reviews for its sole full-length album, "You’re a Woman, I’m a Machine."